Dense kelp forest of brown stalked sea weed Ecklonia radiata on rocky reef in Leigh, New Zealand. Thick canopy of kelp fronds limit light penetration and create unique habitat and quiet twilight atmosphere.
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02/01/2018 We took our friends, the Kailing family, for snorkeling to Goat Island. I was a bit skeptical about the water condition due to the wind, but we were surprised by a very calm water. It was low tide so the water was shallow through the whole channel. Also it was very clear there even […]
9/6/2017 (621) It was not what the title suggests. Goat Island was fine, I was lazy. It was my another dive with a half-full tank. Also I didn’t want to swim far away so I decided not to cross the channel, but to explore the overhangs and crevices under the rocky platforms on the right […]
30/5/2017 (620) I went for my usual shallow dive in the harbour. I was curious how the pests (the fan worm and the club tunicate) were spreading. I also wanted to finish my half-full tank. I didn’t have enough air for a regular dive, but could spend almost a hour on it examining the shallow […]